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Federal Bureau of Investigation to give media some Clinton notes over email use

Politicos spar over ethics surrounding Clinton Foundation Federal Bureau of Investigation to give media some Clinton notes over email use
Melinda Barton | 01 September, 2016, 13:50

The State Department on Tuesday announced it may have uncovered additional documents related to the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, among those turned over by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

State Department attorneys revealed a taste of what may lie ahead Tuesday when they told a federal court that agents had identified 30 Benghazi-related emails among the records recovered by the FBI. "At this time, we have not confirmed that the documents are, in fact, responsive, or whether they are duplicates of materials already provided to the Department by former Secretary Clinton in December 2014".

Hillary Clinton will answer a new round of questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state before Election Day, according to the conservative watchdog group that delivered its 25 inquiries to the Democratic presidential candidate yesterday. The State Department's lawyer said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.

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The email from Clinton was sent from the email account - hrod17@clintonemail.com - associated with her private email server.

After Judicial Watch lawyer Ramona Cotca pressed for details, Mehta ordered the government to file a report with the court by September 6, disclosing precisely how many previously documents fall under Judicial Watch's demand and a schedule for their release.

In a 2009 email, Clinton Foundation officials provided Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury assistance to meet the USA ambassador in Lebanon at the time.

The May 2013 e-mail, which the Republican National Committee obtained under a Freedom of Information Act and provided Wednesday, joins more than 2,000 messages that the former secretary of state sent or received through her private server during her tenure that have been labeled "confidential", a low level of classification.

US District Court Judge Emmet G Sullivan ordered Clinton earlier this month to answer the group's questions under oath. It wasn't immediately clear when the documents would be released or exactly what they would include.

In July, FBI Director James Comey described Clinton's use of the email server as "extremely careless", but that her behavior did not warrant criminal charges.

Donald Trump's campaign suggested the emails are a sign Clinton deleted work-related material.

The AP reported the FBI is expected to release documents relating to its investigation into whether Clinton or her aides mishandled classified government information soon.